November News

  • A Year of Adjustment - Susan McCormick and the Rose City Pepperheads Pepper Farm

    A Year of Adjustment - Susan McCormick and the Rose City Pepperheads Pepper Farm

    I’ve been lucky enough to know Susan McCormick and her delicious Scovie & Hot Pepper Award-winning jellies for over 13 years. She’s as warm and sweet as her jellies and I was thrilled to meet up with her and check out her pepper farm! Susan began making pepper jellies as a way to use the peppers grown in her back yard. An extra abundant garden year had her looking for a way to use and preserve a pile of peppers. She came across a vintage bell pepper recipe that was the beginning of her jelly adventure. Mango Madness and Hoppin’...

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  • Making A Better Consumer - 33 Books Co.

    Making A Better Consumer - 33 Books Co.

    In the back of Cider Riot!, operating from a loft above barrels of honey, is the one-man publishing empire known as 33 Books Co. Dave Selden, the Chief Janitor/President/Creator was kind enough to give me a tour of the space he’s shared with the cidery for 3 years and chat about considering consumption, the tasting tools he’s created and the challenge to curb the creative urge.33 Books Co. was born out of a need, a need to remember beer, lots of beer! In 2009 Dave Selden was a graphic designer with a beer blogging habit. While doing serious research for...

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